Just A Few Of My Fears

Darn you 101 Dalmatians…you lied to me.

The Disney song says, “Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil / if she doesn’t scare you no evil thing will.”

I was never remotely afraid of that dog snatching tramp, yet there are still so many things I fear. What gives, Walt? I thought if I could handle Ms. De Vil, I was immune to fear.

No matter how much we watch 101 Dalmatians, we are still going to experience fear. So how do we deal with it?

I recently read that one way to fight our fears, we should sit down and create a list of things we’re afraid of. I’ve decided to give that a try.

Here are a few things that come to mind…

I am afraid I’m not working hard enough to promote my books,
I’m afraid of pushing my books too much that I will become annoying,
I’m afraid of being hurt,
I’m afraid of hurting others,
I’m afraid of making this list,
I’m afraid I won’t be honest on this list,
I’m afraid I’ll be too honest,
I’m afraid of change,
I’m afraid that my fear of change will make me miss out,
I’m afraid of collalosal squid,
I’m afraid that I wrote the last sentence because I am too afraid of listing a real fear,
I’m afraid my best years are behind me,
I’m afraid my best years are now and they are being wasted,
I’m afraid my best years are ahead of me and I won’t recognize them until it’s too late,
I’m afraid that if I talk to a girl at the gym her bodybuilding boyfriend will come out from behind the squat rack and throw me through a window,
I’m afraid if I talk to a girl at the grocery store her boyfriend will come out from behind the deli counter and throw me through a wall of pumpkin spice Oreos,
I’m afraid I’ll give up,
I’m afraid I’ll give in,
I’m afraid I won’t give enough time/effort to things that truly matter,
I’m afraid I won’t get a second chance,
I’m afraid I’ll rely on getting a second chance,
I’m afraid I won’t reach my goals,
I’m afraid that if I do reach my goals I didn’t make them hard enough,
I’m afraid of how easy it was to make this list.

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4 thoughts on “Just A Few Of My Fears

  1. I know it’s not good or nice to laugh at people’s fears but the ones about getting beaten up by girls’ boyfriends just for talking to them made me laugh so hard. Sorry.

    Now you’ve got me thinking about what my own list of fears would be.

  2. I was going to say that I wrote a blog about my fears but apparently since I referenced your blog it showed up automatically. If you want to laugh out loud at someone else’s fears… enjoy.

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